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Maori Culture
A unique Maori cultural journey.

‘Kai Waho’ means outdoor cuisine and when combined with the native surroundings, it is the complete ‘Maori Outdoor Experience’. This is a real opportunity  to learn about the indigenous New Zealand Maori. How they existed, how they kept their culture and traditions alive for centuries and how they gathered, stored and cooked food.

Tom Loughlin – tangata whenua (person of the land) is not only passionate about his culture but is also a professional chef and expert hunter/gatherer. Tom uses traditional Maori gathering techniques and cooking methods to create a magnificent hangi feast, while sharing his knowledge and stories.

Maori Culture Packages
Add a Maori cultural experience to your itinerary

There are a few unique ‘Kai Waho’ experiences that can be added to a stay at Poronui.

  • Kai Waho’s Poronui Hikoi (He-coy) – take a highly personalized guided bushwalk with cultural insight.
  • Kai Waho Hangi – the mostly widely used method of cooking by Maori for over two thousand years (up to 10 guests)
  • Kai Waho Tangata Whenua for a truly authentic experience with locals from the Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe.
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